African Literary Figures in Georgian & Edwardian London
Saturday 30 June, British Library
14:15 – 15:30
With Ade Solanke, Danell Jones, S.I. Martin & Emma Dabiri.
Can you imagine what life would have been like for an African writer in 18th century, or early 20th century London? We open up an exciting realm of historical inquiry and literary imagination in this conversation that looks at the lives and legacy of African writers in Britain. The discussion marks the preview of a new play by Ade Solanke about the poet Phillis Wheatley, and the publication of a new book by Danell Jones about Sierra Leonean writer A. B. C. Merriman-Labor. Come and discover the stories of two remarkable individuals brought to life in these works.